100 memories… 100 moments… 100 Years of Huskie Athletics
Each Monday, Huskie Athletics will release a series of moments with the Top 10 being released at the Huskie Centennial Reunion Banquet March 31. Dig into your memory bank and share your greatest Huskie memories, stories, and photos because We Are All Huskies!
Moment #19 – Fab Five
John Dewar and Mark Peters had a big finish. Dewar, a guard from City Park Collegiate, and Peters, a forward from Aden Bowman, played their final home game for the University of Saskatchewan basketball team in 1986 at Education Gym. They did it in style. In beating Manitoba and Dalhousie in a regional playoff, they were on the Huskies team that advanced to nationals for the first time. The Huskies line-up featured the Fab Five, all in their second year with the team. Byron Tokarchuk, Kirk Jones, Greg Jockims, Dave Karwacki and John Cleland, all from Saskatoon, helped put the Huskies on the map nationally.
Moment #26 – Playing The Big Shot
Shannon Kekula played the big shot for the University of Saskatchewan. Competing at the Canadian university track and field championships in Shebrooke in 1989, Kekula repeated as the national gold medallist in shot put. Her throw of 15.31 metres was the Canadian university record for 20 years, broken in 2009 by Taryn Suttie, another Huskie.
Moment #35 – Relay Was A Blast
The relay was a blast for the University of Saskatchewan track and field team at the 2000 Canadian championships in Montreal. Needing to win the final race of the meet to take the women's team title, the Huskies connected. Lindsay Boyd, Kim Moffatt and the Brockman sisters, Amy and Becky, won the 4x400 with their teammates trackside, cheering them on.
Moment #67 – Jay Kost Could Have
Jay Kost could have played volleyball at the University of Saskatchewan. With the way she jumped, breaking records in high school at Evan Hardy, she had track and field written all over her. Kost chose basketball. She played for the Saskatchewan Huskiettes in the 1980s. As a rookie she was in the league final with Saskatchewan against Victoria and played in the national championship tournament at home at the Education Gym. By her third season, Kost led the Huskiettes in scoring and rebounds, not because of her size, but her athletic smarts.